> On the one hand, we may lament the loss of
> cultural diversity - the death of languages and art
> forms, etc. We can only hope to record them for
> posterity, for as with the imminent biological
> extinction, there is precious little we can do about
> this massive "blood sacrifice" of our collective soul.
> It is the inevitable result of the emergence of a
> Global Culture.
This must be the most insane article I've ever read online.
To equate the cultural destruction caused by global capitalism with
thelema is insane enough, to equate the extinction of millions of
species with Horus doing some pushups for the new Millenium is,
frankly, so disturbingly inane it makes one wonder what other
justifications the beloved author can pull out of his sleeve.
There is no such thing as 'Global culture' as the very definition of
'culture' entrenches locality. Culture is a thing that takes hundreds
or thousands of years to develop. As a french topcook would say: you
can't just throw 10 ingredients into a pot and call it a 'recipe'.
The present state of affairs is a dangerous sort of nihilism
disguising itself as a value system. You must be observing the world
from a cuckoo clock to see some positive Winfreyism in the extinction
of the banana, and millions of other animals and plants with it. The
banana, for chrissake. What lovely thelemic justification can you come
up with to excuse the extinction of the banana?